The X-Files (1996) – Tunguska, and Terma

Frank Spotnitz and series creator Chris Carter bring Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) deeper into the mythology arc with Tunguska, which debuted on 24 November, 1996. That duplicitous rat, Krycek (Nicholas Lea) resurfaces, having been freed from the missile silo by an extremist far right group which found him on a salvaging haul….

The X-Files (1996) – Apocrypha, and Pusher

Series creator Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz continue the mythology arc story they began in Piper Maru with Apocrypha, which first aired on 16 February, 1996. While Scully (Gillian Anderson) runs down leads on the man who killed her sister, something that has caused AD Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) to end up in the hospital with…

The X-Files (1996) – Grotesque, and Piper Maru

Howard Gordon delivers a script for Grotesque, a monster of the week episode, that won the series an Emmy for cinematography, and gives us a moody piece that first aired on 2 February, 1996. Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) are requested by Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) to help the head of the Behavioural Unit,…

The X-Files (1995) – Paper Clip, and D.P.O.

The third episode in the season finale/opener that began with Anasazi plunges Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) further into the still developing mythology arc of the series with this episode, Paper Clip, written by series creator, Chris Carter. First airing on 29 September, 1995 the episode sees the agents on the run, investigating…

The X-Files (1995) – Anasazi, and The Blessing Way

Series creator Chris Carter (who makes a cameo in this episode) penned the teleplay from a story he and David Duchovny developed, and season two of The X-Files came to a conclusion on 19 May, 1995, with Anasazi. In a Navajo reservation in New Mexico, something that looks like an alien corpse is recovered from…

The X-Files (1994) – Duane Barry, and Ascension

In its second season, The X-Files really got to show us what it could do, and the first two episodes up this week form a pair of my favourites, in a season packed with standout episodes (and a couple of clunkers). Agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Krycek (Nicholas Lea) are called in on a hostage…

The X-Files (1994) – Blood, and Sleepless

Mulder (David Duchovny) finds himself in a paranoia and violence filled town in Blood. Written by Glen Morgan and James Wong from a story by Darin Morgan (who had just appeared as the monster in the previous episode), this episode first aired on 30 September, 1994. A seemingly unconnected series of violent incidents leads Mulder…

The X-Files (1994) – Beyond the Sea, and Gender Bender

Beyond the Sea marks the halfway point of the first season of The X-Files, and while most of the episodes have been solid, and we’ve learned a bit about Mulder’s (David Duchovny) family history, with the abduction of his sister Samantha, Scully (Gillian Anderson) hasn’t been much more than his brilliant, sceptical partner until now….

The Killing – Season 3 So Far

  Since I’ve been abysmal at keeping up with recapping each episode this season, I thought I would just leave it until the finale and talk abou the whole thing at that point. But THEN I watched episode 9: Reckoning, and it was all I could do to not start a post while I was…

Continuum S02E08 – Second Listen

  This week, Alec (Erik Knudsen) finds his life in danger as Garza (Luvia Petersen) roars back onto the screen. As Kiera (Rachel Nichols) and Agent Gardiner (Nicholas Lea) run down their leads on the missing bodies, and after a quick visit with Escher (Hugh Dillon) we learn that there are more freelancers in 2013…

Continuum S02E07 – Second Degree

  This week it’s politics, legal wrangling and lies as Julian (Richard Harmon), Alec’s (Erik Knudsen) step-brother comes up for trial for his actions last season, including the shooting of Carlos (Victor Webster). And before I go any further, since I’ve mentioned Carlos lets talk about how he’s handling the fact that he’s now learned…

Continuum S02E05 – Second Opinion

  We get a bit of a bottle show this week for Continuum, as almost all of it seems to take place in the Vancouver Police Department, or in Alec’s (Erik Knudsen) new digs, supplied to him by Kellog (Stephen Lobo). Kiera (Rachel Nichols) is having a tough time, if she were in 2077, today…